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Today In US Congress, We Heard That Encryption Is Enabling Upskirt Photos

Expert testimony at a Congressional encryption hearing blaming Apple and Google’s privacy systems for allowing perverts to get away with secretly photographing vaginas and posting the pictures online. Government debate over encryption has veered into fully stupid territory.


FBI And TSA Warn Airlines To Watch Out For Wi-Fi Hacks

Following concerns about the plausibility and dangers of passengers hacking aeroplane Wi-Fi networks, the FBI and TSA have issued a joint alert warning airlines to be increasingly vigilant about monitoring for such attacks.


FBI Accosts Security Researcher Over Fear That He Hacked His Flight

When airport security researcher Chris Roberts tweeted about his ability to hack the in-cabin control systems aboard his Boeing 747 flight, he probably wasn’t anticipating the quip would get him detained by the Feds. But some jokes, the FBI doesn’t find very funny.


The US Government's Biometric Tracking Tech Makes Being A US Spy Harder

Here’s some fun irony: The same biometric tracking technologies developed by the US government to track terrorists and would-be unauthorised immigrants is so effective it can also be used to out US spies in the field.


The FBI Lets Criminals Walk In Order To Keep This Device A Secret

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is notoriously secretive about its cell phone tracking tools known as Stingrays. Now, new documents obtained by the ACLU show how the Feds keep their surveillance gadgets shrouded in mystery: the FBI makes cops dismiss criminal cases if they threaten to reveal secrets about Stingrays.


The FBI Has Its Own Secret Brand Of Malware 

It’s not only digital criminals who like to secretly infect people’s computers with invasive malware. In fact, the FBI likes malware so much, it created its own special brand. We don’t know much about it, but now that the US Department of Justice is pushing for policy changes that will allow the FBI to install spyware on citizens’ computers even more easily, it’s time to take a closer look.


The Bizarre Schemes Of The Silk Road Investigator Who Broke Bad 

Two former federal agents have been charged with fraud and money laundering while they were working on a task force devoted to bringing down infamous online drug bazaar Silk Road, and the charges paint a picture of a 15-year DEA veteran going rogue in such an over-the-top fashion that it’s hard to believe this isn’t a plotline from CSI: Cyber.


Feds Charged With Stealing Money During Silk Road Investigation

Two former federal agents who investigated the Silk Road, the infamous online drug marketplace seized by the FBI in 2013, have been charged for their own outrageous digital crimes, including stealing money they acquired on their druggie undercover assignment.


The FBI Would Like Us All To Unencrypt Our Phones

When Apple decided to encrypt its iPhones by default, the move was hailed as a major step forward for security. Except, of course, by the FBI, which is now saying that such encryption should be outlawed. For the safety of Americans, of course.


The FBI's Drone Pilot Team Is Just Two Dudes

The US Justice Department inspector general’s recent audit of the FBI’s drone program revealed something surprising: the FBI drone pilot team is literally just two people sitting in a room.